PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Georgia GOP Officials Present Program in Pickens County (10/14/2013)

    On October 8th, Jasper became the gathering place for the top Republican leaders in Georgia. They were the guests of the Pickens County Republican Party and were here to ask what a lot of people seem to be thinking, "IS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY THE PARTY OF 'NO'"?. Prior to the meeting at 7 p.m. ... more
  • Georgia GOP Officials Present Program in Pickens County
  • LEOs and Marble Festival (10/14/2013)

    As the 2013-14 school term began,a new LEO club came into being. That third Leo club sponsored by Jasper Lions is at Jasper Middle School. With Lion Brian Barnhill, Assistant Principal at JMS, serving as Lion Club liaison and assisted by faculty members Liz Fann and Susan Harden, the club is off to ... more
  • LEOs and Marble Festival
  • Make Your Own Drum at Lakota Cove! (10/14/2013)
    November 22nd, 23rd, and 24th!
    "Eat, Pray, Drum... A Native American Experience" Mark Barfoot, drum maker for over 43 years, will guide you on a journey of making your own elkhide hand drum and beater. He will share with you his knowledge of native culture, the importance of the drum in Indian life, and wolf clan teachings,... more
  • Make Your Own Drum at Lakota Cove!
  • ONE OF OUR OWN IS ELECTED TO REPRESENT 9TH DISTRICT REPUBLICANS IN GEORGIA (10/14/2013)

    Once again Pickens County has a State Committee member from the county. Larry Toney was elected to the State Committee at the 9th District Committee meeting in Demorest last week. Larry has represented the 9th District before so this is not his first "horse race". The State Committee is the ... more
  • ONE OF OUR OWN IS ELECTED TO REPRESENT 9TH DISTRICT REPUBLICANS IN GEORGIA
  • Tate Day Festival at Old Tate Gym (10/14/2013)

    The Old Tate Gym, built in 1925, now serves as headquarters for Marble Valley Friends. It is one of several structures on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located just west of Tate Elementary School's lower parking lot. The Old Tate Gym is annually one of the centers of activity fo... more
  • Tate Day Festival at Old Tate Gym
  • OPINION: Congressman and Senators Scare Tactics (10/10/2013)

    The Treasury Secretary is saying that Medicare, Social Security and Veteran's benefits are the first items be chopped if the debt ceiling is not raised. So when did this un-elected official get to decide that taxpayers who have been paying into the government coffers for years will be the first to f... more
  • PHS Placed Third in the Northwest Georgia Regional Attendance Competition (10/9/2013)
    Chickamauga City Schools was overall school system winner
    Congratulations to Chickamauga City Schools (Walker County) for winning the Northwest Georgia Regional Attendance Competition with an overall system average of 97.9%. The contest was between Gordon, Floyd, Walker, Bartow, Pickens and Murray Counties. The top 3 rankings of each category are l... more
  • PHS Placed Third in the Northwest Georgia Regional Attendance Competition
  • Pickens County 4-H Summer 2013 Bragging Brochure (10/9/2013)

    In this issue: S.A.F.E Team Challenge, Awards Banquet, Poultry Judging, Relay for Life, Fishing Days for the Handicapped & Elderly, State Shotgun, Farmer’s Market Events, North GA Homeschool Fair, State Horse Show, and "Taste of 4-H"...
  • Pickens County 4-H Summer 2013 Bragging Brochure
  • Tate Day—Vendors and Riders Wanted (10/9/2013)

    This year's Tate Day Homecoming Festival will be on November 2 . Visitors seeking arts and crafts vendors, the popular motorcar rides and a walk-through of the old Tate depot will find all those activities near the Highway 53 railroad crossing in old "downtown" Tate. That will also be a prime loca... more
  • Tate Day—Vendors and Riders Wanted
  • With Cooler Weather, Expect More Snake Activity of Warmer Days (10/9/2013)

    Fall is upon us. This means many changes for Georgia's snake species. As cooler weather trickles down throughout the state expect more snake activity on warmer days. Snakes that are normally more active at night may be seen later in the morning and earlier in the afternoons when temperatures are... more
  • With Cooler Weather, Expect More Snake Activity of Warmer Days
  • 4-H Proves Success at the GA National Fair (10/8/2013)

    Pickens County 4-H traveled to the GA National Fair in Perry on Thursday, October 3 to participate in the State 4-H/FFA Market Goat and Market Lamb shows as well as the GA National Heifer, Steer, and Breeding Ewe Show. Exhibiting cattle this year was Alice Kirby in the Steer Show and Luke Chast... more
  • 4-H Proves Success at the GA National Fair
  • Four Legged Love From Etzio (10/8/2013)

    If you are looking for a loyal and fun companion, a buddy for one of your pets, someone to talk to, take rides with, or hold in your lap, please consider the following pet who needs a forever home to fill with laughter and love: Hi! I am Etzio, a long hair male Retriever – Border Collie ... more
  • Four Legged Love From Etzio
  • Four Legged Love From Lexi (10/8/2013)

    If you are looking for a loyal and fun companion, a buddy for one of your pets, someone to talk to, take rides with, or hold in your lap, please consider the following pet who needs a forever home to fill with laughter and love: Hi, I am Lexi a black and tan female Labrador Retriever mix... more
  • Four Legged Love From Lexi
  • Jasper Farmers Market Temporary Location at the Courthouse Small and Cozy (10/8/2013)

    It was a small but cozy market this Saturday at the temporary location in the Courthouse parking lot. The vendors filled up the part that is along Pioneer Street and the customers and some Marble Festival goers filled up the other part of the parking lot along Court Street. So there weren’t as man... more
  • Jasper Farmers Market Temporary Location at the Courthouse Small and Cozy
  • New Rules by USDA for Snacks Sold in Schools Next Year (10/8/2013)
    Let them know what you think by October 28, 2013
    As part of the 2010 Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act, the USDA was tasked not only with updating the guidelines for meals served in the cafeteria but also with establishing rules about all foods sold in schools. They're seeking public comment on the regulations for snack foods and beverages sold to chi... more
  • New Rules by USDA for Snacks Sold in Schools Next Year
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